Playing tracks by
Jack and Jill, Bodega Queen, Uncanny Alliance, Ride Committee ft. Roxy, Jade Elektra and more.
The Legendary Risto Presents: THE FIERCE MIX
In honor of Pride Month and particularly NYC Pride, Risto presents a mix of some of the cuntiest bitch tracks, ballroom beats and circuit party classics to ever come out.
Inquiring minds are asking, "Is Risto gay?" The answer is no, but he does have LGBTQ identifying friends and family, especially in New York City, and this mix is dedicated to all of them.
However, one doesn't need to be gay to enjoy these tracks, which are heavily influenced by the ballroom scene that developed out of Harlem and has since spread across the country.
Just like the early house scene in Chicago, the ballroom scene was developed out of an inner city community of gay people of color, and just like the house scene, ballroom culture has since been appropriated by many outside the scene. Aspects of ballroom culture has been appropriated most notably by Madonna with her "Vogue" track, and more recently by the likes of Lady Gaga and Beyonce.